An article that gives hope for the future
Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:09 PM
Posted 09 December 2012 - 12:14 AM
kinda, but kinda not. YPA is a good stat but there's also no doubt that this O does a lot downfield, too.
The article also illustrates that there is NO problem with this QB running this offense. Even with the trick and bad wrinkles he still throws for more yards when asked to pass than anyone in football. His "down" year isn't one at all. In a lot of ways on a worse team he's been better than his rookie year.
And that's fine, downfield means big plays, means opportunity. But YPA is definitely not a mark of efficiency, and that'll have to improve. The O didn't have a ton of sustained drives last year, either, but this year the big plays aren't there as much and it highlights the lack of sustained drives and inability to pickup enough 3rd downs.